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Bistro 18, Montclair, NJ

Bistro 18

4.2
4.2
547 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Driven by our passion for food …

Found in the heart of Montclair, Bistro 18 offers extraordinary food (organic meat, wild fish and house-made pasta) with fresh seasonal flavors, remarkable taste & interesting textures as we adapt classic recipes for contemporary times and create new exciting ones.

Offering a neighborhood bistro atmosphere …

We seek to provide you with an unique experience of a charming and friendly restaurant with old world service and knowledgeable staff.

Please join us in our atrium or two main dining rooms.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 233-0800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    JOEL
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro 18 welcomes your private events. Whether hosting a business meeting of 10 people or a special party up to 60 people, Bistro 18 offers special menus and a trendy environment. Seating is available in the main dining room and in the atrium. You can book the entire restaurant, using both the areas for a sit down dinner or use the atrium for walk around appetizers with a full sit down dinner in the main dinning room.
  • Private party contact
    Oscar : (973) 233-0800
  • Neighborhood
    West Orange
  • Cross street
    Bloomfield Ave.
  • Parking details
    City parking lot across the street from Bistro 18 & next to Bangz, City parking garage located behind Bistro 18, Street parking available.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 2.2Value

NoiseModerate

547 Reviews
  1. nealsky007

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us went to dinner on the weekend that everything was closing down because of the coronavirus. There were 3 other tables and we were all well separated. So it was much more quiet than normal. Food was great as always

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  2. janetb

    New York City

    51 reviews

    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but nothing to rave about. I ordered escargot, which I love, and have only seen it made one way: in an escargot pan with butter and garlic. This escargot is sautéed in tomato sauce, and it says nothing about that on the menu (or I wouldn't have ordered it). I also ordered a swordfish and shrimp special: the swordfish was tough and unappealing. The rest of the dish, the shrimp and vegetables, was delicious. Other entrees and eggplant appetizer were good, but just OK. Atmosphere is nice, although layout is strange. Service was the strong suit.

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    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely terrible!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Birthday dinner with adult children. It seemed as though staff was short. We were given a table in the back and forgotten. It took us an hour to get bread, and it was 90 minutes before soup and salad were delivered. One bowl of soup had less than the other, as though some had spilled. It’s a shame, the food was tasty—but the servings were small. The waiter delivered a dessert to share to make up for the service.

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  5. Louise

    New York City

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is very good at Bistro 18. However our visit on Saturday, Feb 15th was very harried. Perhaps the restaurant was short a staff member because the service was slow and haphazard. We did not get water until well into our meal and it was not refilled until the end. The server was very curt. The special avocado salad was only 4 small pieces of avocado and a bunch of arugula for $12. The salmon entree was very good. I will return to Bistro 18 but not on a Saturday.

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  6. DavidL

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not enough waitstaff for the volume of customers. Waited over 30 minutes before anyone came to take or orders. The food was mediocre. I ordered the Tuna Steak rare and it came out gray in the middle.

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  7. NicholasB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was incredibly slow - it felt like being in an old class room - smell was weird, sort of musty. Wouldn't go back again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Bad service. Not enough servers. Food was very average

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was ok...food was ok, the space was quiet. Oddly they kept trying to seat everyone right next to eachother despite having open tables on valentines day. At one point during the meal our waiter disappeared for a while and came back with his shirt un buttoned and his tie loose. Not sure what the deal with that was. We ended up having to order dessert from the hostess.

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  10. Driver82

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best attributes of this restaurant is that it has a quaint glass enclosed outer seating space. This is great for more intimate conversations without the excessive noise in most other Montclair eateries. Value-wise it's on the expensive side but certainly within the range of most others in Montclair. I've been here a number of times and choose to return.

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Bistro 18 is rated 4.2 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Bistro 18

18 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bloomfield Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    West Orange
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    City parking lot across the street from Bistro 18 & next to Bangz, City parking garage located behind Bistro 18, Street parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    JOEL
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 233-0800
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro 18 welcomes your private events. Whether hosting a business meeting of 10 people or a special party up to 60 people, Bistro 18 offers special menus and a trendy environment. Seating is available in the main dining room and in the atrium. You can book the entire restaurant, using both the areas for a sit down dinner or use the atrium for walk around appetizers with a full sit down dinner in the main dinning room.
  • Private party contact
    Oscar : (973) 233-0800
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